I recently booked the entire property for my husband's family reunion--there were about 25 of us. The location is excellent with a small train station close by (by car) and grocery stores and restaurants within close driving distances.
We were greeted upon arrival with such warm hospitality! Rosalina is their lovely manager who spoke excellent English and was completely accessible if we had any questions.
I cannot say enough about the property--every one of the apartments was beautifully decorated and well equiped with the things we needed. We felt as if we were staying in someone's personal residence and it was evident that Andrea and Silvia take great pride in their property.
When we first arrived, it was very hot and everyone was concerned about having no air conditioning. However, most of the windows had screens and the nights were pleasant--we also had fans which made a huge difference. The mornings and evenings were pleasant, and we often ate our breakfast on the patio outside of one apartment, la chiocciola which was away from the morning sun and over-looked the pool area. One apartment downstairs was particularly cool even in the heat of the day, (la Stalla) and all the bedrooms were on the same floor. Il Seccatoio had a larger refrigerator and a dishwasher as well as a great private balcony area. Our apartment, (Il Fienile) was beautiful, although the upstairs loft bedroom (ours) retained more heat and had no window to open at night. Petrognano has a number of fans which make a big difference, so we were fine sleeping at night.
One big plus is that there is a water purification system for the entire property and you can drink the water out of the tap. Towels are provided once per week. With a family of 5 and extra towel use for the pool, we found it necessary to wash towels mid-week. There is one small washer on the property available for 5 Euro/load and drying racks in each apartment.
The largest supermarket is the COOP in Pontassieve, about 10 minutes away. The train station is a great plus being so close but you still need a car to get around.
We loved Petrognano and would definitely enjoy going back again. Having been to Italy 7 times in the past 5 years, this was the nicest agriturismo we've been to, and we have stated at some of the best. It was a perfect spot for familes to be close, yet have their own privacy. All of the apartments are located in one building with common areas to gather together.
Agriturismo Petrognano is like a home away from home nestled between olive and fruit trees, vineyards and rolling hills inhabited by wildlife with views that will take your breath away. It was an honor to be the guest of an Olympic gold medalist --Andrea was preparing for his 6th Olympic games (China)--amazing!!
Everything about Petrognano is consistent with the excellence you would expect from an Olympic champion--thank you Andrea, Silvia (and your family who we often saw helping out) and Rosalina for your warm hospitality!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Agriturismo Petrognano is immersed in the heart of the Tuscan countryside amongst vineyards, olive groves and orchards. The complex is a recently restored and comfortably furnished antique farmhouse, composed of five apartments and surrounded by a splendid garden. Guests can enjoy a striking panorama, typical of the Tuscan hills, including a view of Vallombrosa and its antique abbey. A swimming pool and tennis court are at the guests disposal. Petrognano is an ideal base for visting the Tuscan art cities: Florence (only 20 minutes away by car), Arezzo, Siena and the Chianti region... The residential area is surrounded by a splendid garden with private spaces and a barbecue at the guests’ disposal. From the cottage you can enjoy a striking panorama, typical of the Tuscany hillside. There is also a tennis court with synthetic grass and a swimming pool surrounded by ample green space, a verandah furnished with tables and chairs, a laundry area with a washing machine, and parking spots. The environment is particularly adapted to those seeking absolute relaxation, but also to those who love to visit artistic and cultural centers such as Florence (twenty minutes by car), Arezzo (30 minutes), Siena (60 minutes), and the Chianti region (30 minutes). Seasonal products such as wine, extra-vergin olive oil and various types of fruit and vegetables produced directly by the farm are available for purchase on the premises. S. Ellero is 1.5 kilometers away (grocery stores, train station) and Donnini is 3.5 kilometers away (every type of store), Pontassieve, 7 kilometers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Agriturismo Petrognano Hotel Florence